Support a production and become involved in the creative process leading up to the opening night of your favourite opera or ballet.
As a Production Supporter you will be invited to attend closed working rehearsals, meet with artists and members of the creative teams and visit our technical departments. You could also experience the thrill of watching a performance from the wings of the Royal Opera House stage and see the artists take their curtain calls.
As a Role Supporter, you will be invited to watch the artist in your chosen role prepare for their performances and meet them backstage during the rehearsal process.
Production Syndicate opportunities
In the 2016/17 Season there will be opportunities to get involved in new productions for both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.
The Royal Opera
The first opera production syndicate of the 2016/17 Season will support Kasper Holten’s new production of Wagner’s epic and uplifting comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, starring Bryn Terfel and conducted by Maestro Antonio Pappano. Our second syndicate will support a new production of Verdi’s Otello by Keith Warner, also conducted by Maestro Pappano, in which the world’s leading tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut.
The Royal Ballet
Opening the Season, we will be running production syndicates around a new work by Wayne McGregor, which will be performed alongside his acclaimed Chroma and Carbon Life in celebration of his tenth year as Resident Choreographer. Our second production syndicate for The Royal Ballet further ahead in the Season will support Liam Scarlett’s new one-act abstract piece, which will be performed in a mixed programme alongside William Forsyth’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, George Balanchine’s Tarantella and the first revival of Christopher Wheeldon’s Strapless.
Opera has become a hugely important and integral part of my life and, although I still consider myself very much a novice, my appreciation and understanding grows with every performance. Our most recent endeavor, to support a production syndicate for the Verdi Opera Season during 2013 and specifically the role of Don Carlos, was truly the pinnacle of our operatic experiences to date. It offered rare access to meet the principal singers, as well as the supporting cast, the magnificent orchestra and the brilliant chorus members too, whose professionalism and dedication never fails to impress me.
Yes, of course, this level of involvement entails a financial commitment but the rewards are exceptional, genuine and most definitely life-enhancing.
Virginia Slaymaker, supporter of Don Carlo 2012/13
Supporting a role means a donation, yes, but it is so much more than that. It provides the opportunity to get a remarkable insight into the intricacies of staging a world class production at Covent Garden. Our support ends with a strengthened respect for the talent, dedication and professionalism of the large team that is involved.
Cynthia Brown and Andy Tomkins, supporter of Les Troyens 2011/12
Read more about Cynthia Brown and Andy Tomkins’s experience of supporting a role in David McVicar’s Les Troyens.
To discuss involvement either at role or production level, please contact:
David Spinola on +44 (0)20 7212 9748 or firstname.lastname@example.org